2017 was one of the best years in the 28-year history of the zoo’s whooping crane program, generously sponsored by ConocoPhillips Canada.
Guest blog: Greg Royer, Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo is excited about our plan to buy 333 acres of property near Strathmore as the new home for our Wildlife Conservation Centre. The new location gives us room to expand our award-winning reintroduction breeding programs for endangered species.
Congratulations are in order! Our Devonian Wildlife Conservation Center Supervisor, Rick Wenman, was awarded the prestigious 2016 Zoo and Aquarium Professional Award from Canadian Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.
The Calgary Zoo is paying a visit to St Andrews University in Scotland this week. What could we be up to? Why, we’re talking about conservation translocations (say that 5 times fast!)
Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager, the Calgary Zoo’s Director of Conservation & Science will be delivering the prestigious St Andrews Prize for the Environment lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. As a scientist that is involved in conservation initiatives worldwide, including acting as the chair of the IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group, Dr. Moehrenschlager is honoured to be speaking to the residents of St Andrews about a topic that he believes so passionately in.
When it comes to her passion for gorillas, Kiesza doesn’t hideaway.
As soon as the international pop sensation heard about a new baby gorilla in her hometown, she immediately thought about how she could lend her voice and support to protect these endangered species.